Rumors started by a whistleblower had Rep. Adam Schiff salivating. Teased by the prospect of “impeachable” crimes to hang President Trump with. Then, President Trump released the complete documents. The public now knows that the real criminals are Joe Biden and the Democrat National Committee.
On August 12, 2019, the unnamed whistleblower wrote a letter addressed to Richard Burr, Senate Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, and Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He didn’t send it to the designated impartial investigator for such complaints, the Inspector General.
He admitted that he wasn’t present when the offensive call took place, but from what he overheard, the informant was convinced it showed the President overstepping his authority. “I was not a direct witness to most of the events described. However, I found my colleagues’ accounts of these events to be credible.”
He obviously wanted his complaint to be released to the public, making a point of emphasizing that the cover letter itself contains no classified or sensitive information. He wanted lawmakers to feel free to share it around with the press.
He also went out of his way to tell the committees that if the Republicans try to get sneaky, they should slap them on the wrist. “If a classification marking is applied retroactively, I believe it is incumbent upon the classifying authority to explain why such a marking was applied, and to which specific information it pertains.” Trump really beat them at that game, declassifying and releasing the whole story.
According to what his friends told the rat, the President asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to “initiate or continue an investigation into the activities of former Vice President Joseph Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.” In his footnotes he mentions, “It is unclear whether such a Ukrainian investigation exists.” The transcript shows that was a secondary issue, and only came up after Zelenskyy mentioned it first.
What Trump initially asked for was assistance “in purportedly uncovering” what happened to the “allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election originated in Ukraine.”
The informant wrote about “a specific request that the Ukrainian leader locate and turn over servers used by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and examined by the U.S. cyber security firm Crowdstrike, which initially reported that Russian hackers had penetrated the DNC’s networks in 2016.”
What president Trump really said was, “I would like you to do us a favor though, because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it.”
USA Today writes that cybersecurity company CrowdStrike is a California-based technology company. They note, this “appears to be a reference to questions about the physical location of the Democratic National Committee computer server that was infiltrated by hackers in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election.”
According to USA Today, “CrowdStrike performed the initial analysis of the cyber intrusion for the DNC, concluding with high certainty that it was the work of hackers connected to Russian intelligence services.”
In December of 2016, a CrowdStrike report “indicated the company found hackers backed by the Russian government attacked a Ukrainian military application with malware that ‘may have facilitated reconnaissance against Ukrainian troops.'” Lindsey Graham told The Washington Times in 2017, “I want to find out from the company [that] did the forensics what their full findings were.”
The whistle blower writes, “I do not know why the President associates these servers with Ukraine.” But he is familiar with news coverage about the issue. “See, for example, his comments to Fox News on 20 July: ‘And Ukraine. Take a look at Ukraine. How come the FBI didn’t take this server? Podesta told them to get out. He said, get out. So, how come the FBI didn’t take the server from the DNC?'”
Ukrainian diplomats confirmed the call publicly, noting, “Donald Trump expressed his conviction that the new Ukrainian government will be able to quickly improve Ukraine’s image and complete the investigation of corruption cases that have held back cooperation between Ukraine and the United States.” The informant also admits he knew all about the allegations.
The Hill published a series of articles, he points out, about Ukrainian officials who “made a series of allegations against other Ukrainian officials and current and former U.S. officials.”
“Mr. Lutsenko and his colleagues alleged, ‘that they possessed evidence that Ukrainian officials — namely, Head of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk and Member of Parliament Serhiy Leshchenko — had “interfered” in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, allegedly in collaboration with the DNC and the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.”‘”
The people charged with fighting corruption were so corrupt themselves that they issued a list of people who were to be left alone. “The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv — specifically, U.S. Ambassador Marie Yobanovich, who had criticized Mr. Lutsenko’s organization for its poor record of fighting corruption — had allegedly obstructed Ukrainian law enforcement agencies’ pursuit of corruption cases, including by providing a ‘do not prosecute’ list, and had blocked Ukrainian prosecutors from traveling to the United States expressly to prevent them from delivering their ‘evidence’ about the 2016 U.S. election.”
That is where Joe Biden comes in. “former Vice President Biden had pressured former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2016 to fire then Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in order to quash a purported criminal probe into Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company on whose board the former Vice President’s son, Hunter, sat.”
One of the footnotes gives even more detail. “In December 2018, a Ukrainian court upheld a complaint by a Member of Parliament, Mr. Boryslav Rozenblat, who alleged that Mr. Syntyk and Mr. Leshchenko had ‘interfered’ in the 2016 U.S. election by publicizing a document detailing corrupt payments made by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych before his ouster in 2014.”
The disgruntled official is also bent out of shape that the President’s personal lawyer is in the middle of it all. “In his interview with the New York Times, Mr. Giuliani stated that the President ‘basically knows what I’m doing, sure, as his lawyer.'”
Mr. Giuliani also stated: “We’re not meddling in an election, we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do. There’s nothing illegal about it.” Giuliani could see into the future that day. “Somebody could say it’s improper.” Now they are. But, they are wrong. “This isn’t foreign policy — I’m asking them to do an investigation that they’re doing already and that other people are telling them to stop.”
Giuliani’s not about “to give them reasons why they shouldn’t stop it because that information will be very, very helpful to my client, and may turn out to be helpful to my government.'”
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